PowerofX's Mock Draft


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Updated: 6/22/17 8:10 am

Player | Ht | Wt | Pos | Team | Age

Markelle Fultz

  1. *Philadelphia | Markelle Fultz | 6-4 | 190 | PG | Washington | 19

#TrusttheProcess Props to the Sixers for going all and trading up to get the guy they want. Philly is closer to the playoffs than people may think and could be a borderline playoff contender in a year or two with Fultz running the point alongside Embiid & Simmons. *Russell Westbrook
Lonzo Ball

  2. LA Lakers | Lonzo Ball | 6-6 | 190 | PG | UCLA | 19

In my opinion, the draft really begins with the third pick. Philly's direction will depend on what the Lakers do at #2. If LA passes on the local kid Lonzo, Philly would jump at the chance to add another elite talent, regardless of position. Remnants of Sam Hinkie's "Process". *Jason Kidd
Jayson Tatum

  3. *Boston | Jayson Tatum | 6-8 | 205 | SF | Duke | 19

Tatum has great size for a wing and excellent scoring prowess. A bit of a curveball? So was the BOS-PHI trade. I read that the Celtics are eying either Josh Jackson or Tatum at #3. As many guards and wings as the C's have, they really lack a true scoring threat at the 3. Tatum is one of the best pure scorers in the draft. Lazy comparison is Carmelo clone *Allan Houston
Josh Jackson

  4. Phoenix | Josh Jackson | 6-8 | 205 | SG/SF | Kansas | 20

A special talent who plays both ends of the court. An elite athlete with great competitive fire. Arguably the best player in the draft. Would be a nice compliment to Devin Booker in Phoenix. *Tracy McGrady
De'Aaron Fox

  5. Sacramento | De'Aaron Fox | 6-3 | 170 | PG | Kentucky | 19

Fox's size, athleticism, passing and defense gives him a great platform to build off as a NBA prospect. Had a great NCAA Tournament and Combine and is now in discussion as a top 3-5 pick. The Kings are reportedly shopping their 2 top 10 picks trying to move up and position themselves to draft Fox. *John Wall
Lauri Markkanen

  6. Orlando | Lauri Markkanen | 7-0 | 230 | PF | Arizona | 20

The best shooting big man in the draft, the Porzingis comparison has been tossed around. A lanky 7-foot European who can shoot it from deep. Pairing Lauri with Aaron Gordon would give Orlando lots of athleticism in the frontcourt. *Ryan Anderson
Jonathan Isaac

  7. Chicago | Jonathan Isaac | 6-10 | 210 | SF/PF | Florida St. | 19

Long and talented big, versatile, can hit the 3 and bring the ball up like a guard. A perfect low-risk/high reward modern NBA 4. Only worked out for the top 4 teams in the draft. Did he get a top 5 promise? He'd be a good fit in Minnesota, a team that already features 4 ball-dominant players, next to KAT. *Rashard Lewis
Frank Ntilikina

  8. New York | Frank Ntilikina | 6-5 | 190 | PG | France | 18

The top international player in the 2017 NBA Draft. Some think Ntilikina will end up being the best PG in the stacked 2017 class. Phil Jackson gets his PG of the future to run the Triangle offense, and another future star from the international talent pool. *Dante Exum
Dennis Smith

  9. Dallas | Dennis Smith | 6-2 | 195 | PG | NC State | 19

Quick, athletic playmaker who can get to the basket. The lazy pick would be having the Mavs take Markkanen, the baby Dirk, but it's a PG driven League and Dallas' PG depth ranges from ok to below average. *Steve Francis
Zach Collins

  10. *Portland | Zach Collins | 6-11 | 230 | C | Gonzaga | 19

I've heard rumors calling Collins a potential top 10 pick, so it's worth keeping an eye on which teams he works out for for whether they're true. *Brad Daugherty
Malik Monk

  11. Charlotte | Malik Monk | 6-3 | 200 | SG | Kentucky | 19

A top level athlete who can really play above the rim and is becoming a knock down shooter. Plays with poise and ice water in his veins. Monk is a talented combo guard who can handle the rock and play off the ball. Another Calipari product joins the Phoenix Wildcats. *Lou Williams
Luke Kennard

  12. Detroit | Luke Kennard | 6-6 | 195 | SG | Duke | 21

Rumored to be a target for the Knicks at #8. Kennard has been killing in in predraft workouts and has worked out for several teams in the teens, indicating that he may go in the lottery. The Hornets could use some more scoring and MJ has a history of drafting local kids from Duke and his alma mater. *Nik Stauskas/Jeff Hornacek
John Collins

  13. *Utah | John Collins | 6-9 | 225 | PF/C | Wake Forest | 19

Collins' stock rose to first round status throughout the year and after the Combine and workouts he should be a dark horse lottery candidate. The Pacers get a frontcourt mate for Myles Turner. *Richaun Holmes
TJ Leaf

  14. Miami | TJ Leaf | 6-10 | 225 | PF | UCLA | 20

Chris Bosh didn't play a single minute last season and it appears his time in Miami is over. *Tom Gugliotta
OG Anunoby

  15. Sacramento | OG Anunoby | 6-7 | 235 | SF/PF | Indiana | 19

Anunoby, was a potential top 20 pick before his season ended early. Known for his defensive prowess. *Stacey Augmon
Terrance Ferguson

  16. *Minnesota | Terrance Ferguson | 6-7 | 185 | SG | USA | 19

Explosive athlete who can absolutely fly and can also light it up from three point land. Had an ok season Down Under. Originally committed to Arizona but in a move reminiscent of Brandon Jennings, decided to go overseas. The Bulls get a young developmental piece for life after Jimmy Butler. *Will Barton
Harry Giles

  17. Milwaukee | Harry Giles | 6-10 | 230 | PF/C | Duke | 19

A top 5 prospect at the start of the season whose stock was decimated by nagging injuries all season. The Bucks like Giles. His motor and length would be a great pairing next to Thon Maker & the Greek Freak. *Bobby Portis
Donovan Mitchell

  18. Indiana | Donovan Mitchell | 6-2 | 210 | SG | Louisville | 20

Compensates for lack of size with tremendous athletic ability. Also possesses terrific lateral quickness, giving him intriguing potential on the defensive end. The Pacers prepare for life after PG-13. Mitchell is also a potential upgrade over the rapidly declining Monta Ellis. *Marcus Smart
Bam Adebayo

  19. Atlanta | Bam Adebayo | 6-10 | 245 | PF/C | Kentucky | 19

One of my favorite prospects in the draft, he already has an NBA body. Explosive and powerful player with a NBA body. Can really rock the rim. Lacks ideal height but has a lot of length. Paul Millsap opted out of his contract. *Antonio McDyess
Jarrett Allen

  20. *Sacramento | Jarrett Allen | 6-10 | 235 | C | Texas | 19

A true post player with a fundamentally sound game, who is a difference maker on both ends of the court. The Blazers will look for another big to pair with Jusuf Nurkic, as 2012 1st rounder Meyers Leonard has mostly disappointed and bust signing Festus Ezeli has yet to see the court in a Blazers uniform. *Joakim Noah
Justin Jackson

  21. Oklahoma Cty | Justin Jackson | 6-8 | 200 | SF | North Carolina | 22

Tremendous size, length, and sweet shooting stroke and basketball IQ. The Thunder could use another scorer off the bench to help Russell Westbrook. Jackson brings 3 point shooting and more outside shooters, which is exactly what the Thunder need. *Rod Higgins
Justin Patton

  22. *Brooklyn | Justin Patton | 6-11 | 230 | C | Creighton | 20

A big athletic center with impressive skills for his size. I thought the boom or bust prospect Patton would be a good fit on the Nets as Brook Lopez's protege, and now with Lopez in LA I still like him as BKN's big man of the future next to D-Lo. *Brendan Haywood
Mathias Lessort

  23. *Toronto | Mathias Lessort | 6-9 | 235 | PF | France | 21

Serge Ibaka was just a half year rental. Masai Ujiri proved he likes taking developmental international players with the Bruno Caboclo pick a few years ago. He could target an international 4 like Lessort, Isaiah Hartenstein to replace Ibaka. *Tarik Black
Jawun Evans

  24. *Denver | Jawun Evans | 6-0 | 185 | PG | Oklahoma State | 20

Excellent passer who can get to the paint, score, or run the pick and roll. One of the most underrated players in the draft. George Hill may not be back, and the Jazz also reportedly gauged the Rockets' interest in trading Patrick Beverley, implying they don't expect him back. *Kyle Lowry
Caleb Swanigan

  25. *Philadelphia | Caleb Swanigan | 6-9 | 250 | PF/C | Purdue | 20

Deadly back-to-the-basket big man. Improved shooting from the perimeter. Huge wingspan compensates for a lack of quickness and explosiveness. The Magic get a development PF prospect with the pick they got after scrapping the failed Ibaka experiment.
Jonah Bolden

  26. *Portland | Jonah Bolden | 6-10 | 235 | PF | Australia | 21

One of the most versatile players available. Can guard any position on the floor while being a threat on the perimeter and in the paint. The Blazers could like his versatility. Has played in several different leagues including a stint at UCLA. *Aaron Gordon
Isaiah Hartenstein

  27. *LA Lakers | Isaiah Hartenstein | 7-0 | 250 | PF | Germany | 19

Pick the Lakers got in the D-Lo/Brook Lopez trade. Pick is reminiscent of the Zubac pick last year. Needs to continue to refine his offensive game and find a niche in today's NBA. Could come to the Lakers in a year or two. *Nikola Jokic
Jordan Bell

  28. *Utah | Jordan Bell | 6-8 | 225 | PF/C | Oregon | 22

Emerged as as force on both ends of the floor during the NCAA Tournament; he has a well-rounded skill set. Magic brings in another guy who can play right away behind the newly acquired Brook Lopez. *Ben Wallace
Wesley Iwundu

  29. San Antonio | Wesley Iwundu | 6-7 | 195 | SG/SF | Kansas State | 22

Danny Green struggled this past season, and the Spurs have put him on the trading block. Great length and an elite athlete, Iwundu could be a good replacement for Green. He is rumored to have a late first-early second round interest. *Jordan McRae
Anzejs Pasecniks

  30. *LA Lakers | Anzejs Pasecniks | 7-1 | 220 | C | Latvia | 21

The Jazz must prepare for life after Gordon Hayward by rebuilding around DPOY candidate Rudy Gobert, including finding him a long term backup. Pasecniks would probably be a draft-and-stash to start his career though. *Willie Cauley-Stein
Ike Anigbogu

  31. *New Orleans | Ike Anigbogu | 6-10 | 250 | C | UCLA | 18

A boom or bust pick. High upside but extremely raw. Injury-shortened season last year plus was buried on the depth chart behind 2 other future NBA playing Bruins. *Bismack Biyombo
Ivan Rabb

  32. Phoenix | Ivan Rabb | 6-10 | 220 | PF/C | California | 20

Smooth athlete with a high basketball IQ. Gread hands & a solid skill set. A projected lottery pick last season who had a good enough year last year, but falls due to so much depth at the 4. *Andrew Nicholson/P.J. Brown
Ognjen Jaramaz

  33. *Orlando | Ognjen Jaramaz | 6-4 | 195 | PG | Serbia | 21

Serbian PG who I've seen as a potential late first/early second draft-and-stash.
Dwayne Bacon

  34. *Sacramento | Dwayne Bacon | 6-6 | 220 | SG/SF | Florida St. | 21

Full of talent but his stock is all over the place. I've had him going in the early 20's in some mocks and here in the 2nd round in others. He's a headache in the locker room but the Kings are used to guys like that. Depth alongside Buddy, who the Kings have chosen to make their new franchise cornerstone.
Derrick White

  35. *Memphis | Derrick White | 6-4 | 190 | PG/SG | Colorado | 22

This kid is a recent addition to first round mocks thanks to a good Combine. Someone to challenge and push Elfrid Payton, who has had a mediocre career as the Magic's starting PG after a solid rookie season. *E'Twaun Moore
Kyle Kuzma

  36. *Philadelphia | Kyle Kuzma | 6-9 | 225 | PF | Utah | 21

Well-rounded stretch 4 who does a lot of things well, but nothing "great". Had some buzz as a potential mid-late first round pick earlier before the Lottery. *Tobias Harris
Tyler Lydon

  37. *Boston | Tyler Lydon | 6-9 | 215 | PF | Syracuse | 21

The Celtics get a potential steal to bolster their frontcourt. Lydon is an excellent perimeter shooter who can space the floor, and has a solid defensive game. *Ryan Anderson
PJ Dozier

  38. *Golden St. | PJ Dozier | 6-6 | 200 | PG/SG | South Carolina | 20

This kid has some first round buzz but I think he's too raw, he didn't show enough to warrant a first round selection. The Bulls need PG depth after middling through an average season of Rajon Rondo at the point, and Dozier could be the kind of developmental player they could groom to be D Rose's official successor. *Tyreke Evans
DJ Wilson

  39. *LA Clippers | DJ Wilson | 6-10 | 235 | PF | Michigan | 21

Projects as a serviceable modern NBA 4. He can play both forward positions, guard multiple positions, and be a shooter. Falls to the 2nd round because he could be better at those things. *Channing Frye
Josh Hart

  40. Charlotte | Josh Hart | 6-5 | 210 | SG | Villanova | 22

The Pelicans' main project next season will be going through the first full season of the Anthony Davis-Boogie Cousins frontcourt. That being said, they could get a solid contributor from Day 1 here at pick 40. Josh Hart's maturity and ability to thrive in a supporting role make him a perfect fit anywhere. *Marcus Thornton
Michael Fusek

  41. *Atlanta | Michael Fusek | 7-5 | 215 | C | Slovak Republic | 22

Semi Ojeleye

  42. *LA Lakers | Semi Ojeleye | 6-6 | 240 | SF/PF | SMU | 22

The Jazz are aware and preparing for Gordon Hayward's likely departure in July. Acquiring a young replacement, a wing who can shoot, is the main priority for my Jazz this summer. Ojeleye has a versatile offensive game an a touch from downtown, so he could be a good fit in Utah. *Paul Millsap
Alec Peters

  43. *Houston | Alec Peters | 6-8 | 235 | PF | Valparaiso | 22

Another one of my favorite prospects, I think he's really underrated. An excellent three point shooter and natural scorer with limited upside. *Matt Bonner
Tony Bradley

  44. *New York | Tony Bradley | 6-10 | 250 | C | North Carolina | 19

Strong and mobile, competes on both ends, doesn't play outside of his abilities, and has a nice touch on the interior. Another developmental piece for when Phil inevitable sabotages the Knicks. *Clifford Rozier
Edmond Sumner

  45. *Houston | Edmond Sumner | 6-5 | 175 | PG/SG | Xavier | 21

A potential lottery pick at the start of the year before a season-ending ACL tear in January caused his stock to plummet. Great build and slashing ability but still growing as a PG. The Rockets are shopping Patrick Beverley *Shaun Livingston
Jonathan Jeanne

  46. *Milwaukee | Jonathan Jeanne | 7-2 | 210 | C | France | 19

Diagnosed with Marfan Syndrome, the same ailment that derailed Isaiah Austin's career before it started 3 years ago. Shame, this kid was one of my favorite international prospects in this draft. Maybe some team will take him with a 2nd round flyer so he can fulfill his NBA dream.
Johnathan Motley

  47. Indiana | Johnathan Motley | 6-9 | 240 | PF | Baylor | 22

A versatile offensive player but a mixed bag on defense. Depth at the 4-5 positions will cause one of the heralded prospects to fall out of the first round (think Deyonta Davis last year), and it could be Motley. The Pacers would jump on him as a frontcourt mate for franchise cornerstone in waiting Myles Turner.
Wesley Da Silva

  48. LA Clippers | Wesley Da Silva | 6-6 | 190 | SG/SF | Brazil | 21

Vlatko Cancar

  49. *Denver | Vlatko Cancar | 6-9 | 210 | SF/PF | Slovenia | 20

Sindarius Thornwell

  50. *Philadelphia | Sindarius Thornwell | 6-5 | 210 | SG | South Carolina | 22

Helped his stock during South Carolina's run to the Final Four. A solid all-around player but projects as a tweener and not particularly strong. Raised his profile but not his stock in the Tourney. *Aaron McKie
Dillon Brooks

  51. *Denver | Dillon Brooks | 6-6 | 220 | SF | Oregon | 21

Loved watching him at Oregon. One of my 2017 NBA Draft Sleepers. Has an NBA game, a clutch scorer, competitor, and a good athlete. *Jae Crowder
Frank Jackson

  52. *Indiana | Frank Jackson | 6-3 | 200 | PG/SG | Duke | 19

I think Duke's freshman PG made a mistake coming out this season. Nonetheless, the Wizards are a perennial playoff contender who could rise up as the dominant team in the East following the decline of the Cavs, and like I've been saying for the past few years I'd like to see them draft a developmental backup of the future for John Wall. *C.J. McCollum
Cam Oliver

  53. *Boston | Cam Oliver | 6-8 | 240 | PF | Nevada | 20

An underrated athlete and force in the post. Active rebounder, excellent shot blocker, can finish in the paint and score from midrange. Undersized and needs to develop consistency and post game. *Kenneth Faried
Thomas Bryant

  54. *Phoenix | Thomas Bryant | 6-11 | 250 | C | Indiana | 19

Old school player with an NBA-ready body and good post game. Needs to take better advantage of his size and work on footwork in the post. *Tyler Zeller
Damian Jeszke

  55. Utah | Damian Jeszke | 6-8 | 220 | SF/PF | Poland | 22

Aleksandar Vezenkov

  56. *Boston | Aleksandar Vezenkov | 6-9 | 225 | SF/PF | Bulgaria | 21

Former Xavier commit who I think could be a 2nd round steal among the international players, especially if he ends up on a great franchise like the Spurs or the Celtics in this case.
Tyler Dorsey

  57. *Brooklyn | Tyler Dorsey | 6-4 | 185 | SG | Oregon | 21

Clutch performer and has a good all-around offensive game, but doesn't have ideal size and is a streaky shooter. *Ben Gordon
Aleksej Nikolic

  58. *New York | Aleksej Nikolic | 6-3 | 185 | PG | Slovenia | 22

Alpha Kaba

  59. San Antonio | Alpha Kaba | 6-10 | 235 | PF | France | 20

  60. *Atlanta